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. >> a controversay brewing on the u-c berkeley campus. between the student government and the salvation army. kron four's philippe djegal explains why some students want bell ringers banned from the university. >> if the uc berkeley government has of their way you will never receive the salvation army runners on campus ever again. and i think it has gone too far i would disagree with the band. and i think that the student body is discriminating against the salvation army. >> last month passed a resolution of the discriminatory practices of the salvation army and want to end the presence of the organization's donation containers on the uc- berkeley campus. students have mixed opinions >> and i think that if it is dividing the campus. >> from my stance, i believe that christians should be the bigger people. regardless, of what judgment is on one hand. >> the resolution states that the church services are only available for people that accept and abide by the doctrine and discipline. that excludes the homosexuality. the golden state of selvage an army responded to kron 4 and sang " totally false ". t
of unsolved crimes. this happened just 5th. two men got away in a dodge charger. >> moving on, uc berkeley leading in helping undocumented students get money for education. today, cal announced a grant awarded by the fund for that purpose. abc 7 news is here with a closer look at what that money will do. this other elections like michigan and texas now talking í÷ their own program. >> this was the only student in his high school to get into uc berkeley. >> everybody was happy except me. yeah, i got in. time not going make it. right? i won't be able to go. how am i going pay for this? >> is he an undocumented student and does not qualify for any federal money. the coordinator of the undocumented student program at cal. >> the federal pell grant, work study, loans aren't eligible to undocumented students. >> rivera had a small private scholarship working owed jobs to put himself through cal but it wasn't enough that. is why the chancellor spear headed a scholarship program to help:e students like rivera. the fund responded with a $1 million award. >> the fund one of the core pieces of wor
to a sales tax bump. >>> it's a first in the country and it's going to help a group of uc berkeley students who thought their dreams of a college education might never become a reality. ktvu's sal castaneda is live at cal tonight with the $1 million gift to these students and also why not everyone is cheering about this, sal. >> reporter: well frank, university officials say this money may help a lot of bright students stay in school but where they might not other wise be able to. today uc berkeley announced a $1 million scholarship for low income undocumented students. a student at uc berkeley says she's happy about scholarships to help students like her. >> money, money to go to school. money to like you know pay for your rent. money to buy food. >> reporter: kiki is one of 200 students from 20 different countries attending berkeley who are undocumented. although undocumented students qualify for state financial aid, they don't qualify for federal grants or loans. counselors here say the new money will help fill in the gap and will also send a message. >> what it tells our students is if
at cal with a look at what's behind the ban. reporter: students here at uc berkeley say that they really enjoy the holidays but they say they don't want the salvationy army to be any part of it elm student government passed a resolution banning the charity from bell-ringing, from actually collecting any type of donations on campus because they say they are allegedly antigay. discriminating allegedly against gay and lesbian persons in their soup kitchens, offcampus, and trying to prevent federal funding from going to lbgt causes. while students here on campus have mixed feelings about that. >> always support the salvation army. i didn't know they were antigay, homophobics. >> donating to the salvation army sun -- doesn't mean you're prejudiced against gays and lesbians. just means you want to help people. reporter: in a statement salvation army says it believes all people are equal regardless of sexual oren addition and say, we firmly oppose the mistreatment of lgbt persons. salvation army told me by phone that it does not do any bell-ringing on campus or anywhere without permission. stud
three left lanes blocked with roadwork until 11:00. westbound moving nicely. >>> today uc berkeley will announce a dream come true for hundreds of undocuments students, hundreds will get help paying tuition. terry mcsweeney was live at cal with a preview. >> reporter: uc berkeley pushing the envelope again setting up not just a scholarship fund but the largest scholarship fund for undocumented students in the united states. look at pictures of students about 200 estimated are going to be helped by what is called the dreamer's fund which will begin with a million dollar gift from a foundation students from 20 countries will benefit not eligible for federal grants, loans or work study positions. the chancellor pushed to have this program in place. >> i thought this isn't fair. furthermore, these are extraordinarily talented people. in the current era with an of the challenges we have in california, we cannot afford to waste this kind of talent. >> reporter: the scholarships kick in next fall. another gift of $300,000 with will support new resource center at cal. that largest scholars
is brewing at uc berkeley. at the center, famous charity nope for collecting donations during the holidays, but some students say the salvation army is antigay. we're live at uc berkeley. >> the salvation armis not doing any bell-ringing on campus this holiday but are collecting clothing donations and student government wants it to stop. >> during the holiday salvation army bell ringers can be seen and heard collecting donations across the bay area. no bell ringers on uc berkeley's campus but there is this. two clothing donation boxes in front of a dorm and many don't like it one bit. >> i think it's very problematic that the salvation army is presented in such a prominent way. >> student senator recently voted in favor of a campus resolution to remove the donation boxes. >> we think they should be replaced with an organization like the goodwill that doesn't discriminate based on sexual orientation. >> the university student government association believes the salvation army is antigay with a long history of discrimination. last summer an official with the charity told an australian radio
accident if acting just two seconds faster would it not have hatched. >> a hit uc berkeley tonight. a million dollar endowment to help undocumented students make it through college. abc 7 news at 6:00 continue >>> in washington another day and another step closer to that fiscal cliff. at this point it's hard to tell if there is any progress in the negotiations. and judging by public statements made by the speaker, it does not look good. abc 7 news mark matthews is here with word on what we're not seeing. >> yes. we heard speaker boehner called the president this evening to make a counter offer to the president's latest offer, when abc 7 news at 4:00 we talked about inside game@ú4d versus the outside gam. the out side game is played for leverage. inside is where real negotiations are taking place. >> in okay gress the american people have be scratching their heads and wondering when is the president going to get serious? >> democratic leader took the floor. >> he said he's willing to make some changes but it's important that any changes not hurt the middle class. >> the post you'ri
and antioch as they look for a suspect of a murdered man. >> the student government at u-c berkeley wants to ban salvation army bell ringers from campus. we'll explain why. >> dallas cowboys defensive tackle josh brent taken into custody after a crash that killed one of his teammates. we'll have details on that investigation coming up. >> i'm marty gonzalez. ysabel duron is off today. we'll have more on our top stories in a moment. but first, let's get a quick check of your forecast with janu >> good morning. as for this afternoon, we will have sunny skies and warmer temperatures compared to yesterday with authorities. for this evening it is going to be cool inland. mostly clear we could see some fog again. taking a look at temperatures in the north bay. a bit warmer in the 50s. with mid 40's for the east bayshore as we go for the afternoon. we will get to the 60s mid-60s an antioch, livermore, 68 in oakland to. 54 in half moon bay fior59 in the santa rosa. and mid-60s fort san rafeal. your full forecast, coming up with mid- >> new this morning. police in antioch are investigating a homic
education become reality thanks to a big gift to uc berkeley. today uc berkeley announced a $1 million gift to provide scholarships for low-income, undocumented students. the students qualify for state financial aid but not federal grants or loans. undocumented immigrants and counselors say new money will help fill that gap. >> money to go to school, money to, like, you know, pay for your rent, money to buy food. >> what it tells our stunts that if you work hard and you get into uc berkeley, now you have support. >> uc officials say they plan to work with other colleges in california to help them build programs for undocumented students. >>> the biggest tides of the year are rising along the coast this week. the tides expected to peak on thursday, the so-called king tide. we've already been seeing impacts from higher-than-normal tides. the road along the bay was flooded this morning. it will likely flood again tomorrow and on thursday. experts say the naturally hof curing king tides will give us an idea what the coastline could look like in the future if water levels rise. >>> a bold jewelr
. rain in the forecast, we'll take a look coming up. >> ama: a controversy is brewing at uc berkeley. at the center, famous charity nope for collecting donations during the holidays, but some students say the salvation army is antigay. we're live at uc berkeley. >> the salvation armis not doing any bell-ringing on campus this holiday but are collecting clothing donations and student government wants it to stop. >> during the holiday salvation army bell ringers can be seen and heard collecting donations across the bay area. no bell ringers on uc berkeley's campus but there is this. two clothing donation boxes in front of a dorm and many don't like it one bit. >> i think it's very problematic that the salvation army is presented in such a prominent way. >> student senator recently voted in favor of a campus resolution to remove the donation boxes. >> we think they should be replaced with an organization like the goodwill that doesn't discriminate based on sexual orientation. >> the university student government association believes the salvation army is antigay with a long history of d
college in maine, he also went to uc- berkeley law school and finished in 1978. he and his wife have two daughters. i also want to mention, prior to becoming mayor, one of the key points in his contributions to the community is after he completed law school, he worked as a managing attorney for the san francisco asian law caucus, where he was an advocate for affordable housing and the rights of immigrants and renters. mayor lee -- [applause] >> thank you. welcome to city hall. the people's city hall, san francisco. i want you all to note that that was such a wonderful rendition of our national anthem. please give another applause to the millennium -- melanie and her daughter. i am so excited about all of you and seen so many of you from all over our state. come to city hall anin san francisco, welcome. i would like to welcome the former secretary of transportation. [applause] thank you for being here. thank you, john, thank you. our board of supervisors comment david chiu, thank you very much. david campos, thank you for being here. he is our adopted asian brother. we have so many of our
be in by tomorrow afternoon. >>> new million dollar scholarship fund established at uc berkeley offer financial aid to undocumented students. it is the first of its kind in the nation. and it is not without controversy however. education reporter lee ann has the story. >>reporter: los angeles person here was the only student at the high school to get that uc berkeley. >> everybody was happy because i was like yes i got in but i won't make. >> i won't be able to go. how aim going to pay for it. >>reporter: he's an undocumented student and does not qualify for any federal money. coordinator of the undocumented student program at cal. >> federal pel grant, work study, loan aren't eligible to undocumented students. >>reporter: rivera had a small private scholarship and worked odd jobs to help put himself through cal. but it wasn't enough money to make ends meet. that's why uc berkeley chancellor robert spear head add scholarship program to help students likely vary a.evelyn and walter haas junior fund rae responded with 1 million dollar award. >> the fund one of the core pieces of work is abou
is a disaster. sign the petition. >>> a bit of holiday cheer spread at the uc berkeley campus with word that a scholarship is being set up for low income undocumented students. the university says the scholarship will help nearly 200 undocumented students from 20 different countries. >> what it tells our students is if you work hard and you get into uc berkeley now you have support. what we've seen in the past when undocumented students were earning their way into uc berkeley they were really excited but the next question that came after that was, how do i pay for it. >> in the past, the haas family gave funds to set up programs like tutoring services for low income students. >>> the king tide will be moving in and people are being asked to share their images of the event. >> reporter: on thursday the tide should be even higher with a king tide. >> basically a king tide is just a natural tpe no, -- phenomenon it's the highest tide of the year. >> reporter: they monitor tides and how they effect the bay. as for the king tide. >> in some places it'll be a couple of inches in difference
at the uc berkeley campus with word that a scholarship is being set up for low income undocumented students. the university says the scholarship will help nearly 200 undocumented students from 20 different countries. >> what it tells our students is if you work hard and you get into uc berkeley now you have support. what we've seen in the past when undocumented students were earning their way into uc berkeley they were really excited but the next question that came after that was, how do i pay for it. >> in the past, the haas family gave funds to set up programs like tutoring services for low income students. >>> the king tide will be moving in and people are being asked to share their images of the event. >> reporter: on thursday the tide should be even higher with a king tide. >> basically a king tide is just a natural tpe no, -- phenomenon it's the highest tide of the year. >> reporter: they monitor tides and how they effect the bay. as for the king tide. >> in some places it'll be a couple of inches in difference in other places it could be several feet. >> the king tide is expected t
founded by students. stanford on top followed by har record is, uc-berkeley did stanford, harvard, uc-berkeley. >>> the stanford hospital and clinics has been named one of the best in the nation for the fourth year in a row. the leapfrog group measures patient safety, quality of care and efficiency. the top hospitals are chosen from more than 1200 nationwide. >>> in today's healthwatch, we have heard it's good but now a new study questions the health benefits of an ingredient that's found in red wine. resveratrol was thought to prevent diabetes, heart disease and cancer. but researchers in st. louis said it didn't help healthy middle-aged women. the ingredients may work in combination with other ingredients that are found in red wine. >>> it's bad news for people who struggle with insomnia, the lack of shut-eye can double the risk of stroke. it amps up the body's fight or flight system which increase heart rate and blood pressure which long-term consequences. lack of sleep is linked to depression, substance abuse and poor cognitive functioning. >> we're in trouble. >>> this is a study in canad
not yet have anyone in custody for the incident. >> students at uc berkeley are tried to get in a salvation army bell ringers they say they're homophobic they say they are homeless,, phillipe djegal has more. >> if the use the government has there where you will never see salvation army bell ringers like this on campus ever again. >> i think it has gone too far. i would disagree with the >> . if they have they have their beliefs perhaps they're discriminating against the beliefs of very celebration army. >> they passed a >> there are certainly mixed relations on mess. >> i feel like there are relations-zionist aggression should be on bigger people. if something is this golden state division of the salvation army saying that it is totally false that the only requirement for service from the salvation army is a demonstrated need. >> i would disagree with discrimination in any form especially based on one's gender. >> our messages from uc- berkeley were not returned and they have not been contacted. it is also saying that deaf bell ringers. have not been on cap -- the salvation
in critical right now. as soon as our crew arrives we'll bring you more information. >>> uc berkeley announcing today new fund for undocumented students, largest of its kind at any university in the u.s., the fund will begin with a one million dollar gift from the evelyn and walter haas, jr. foundation that gift will help 200 undock ed cal saw dents from 20 countries -- undocumented cal students from 20 countries. the chancellor has been a big supporter of the plan. >> i thought this isn't fair. furthermore, these are extraordinarily talented people in the current era with all of the challenges we have ]t1#ford to waste this talent. everyone should have an opportunity to go to school. >> the scholarships to undocumented students will be given out next fall. >>> divers set to resume their search off mare island in vallejo -- for a man philip mattingly was last seen working on a tugboat saturday evening that tugboat was anchored along side a world war ii ship. his truck was parked in the lot and personal items on the boat were still there. sunday divers searched and coast guard searche
the pipe bomb found yesterday at the school. no arrests have been made. uc-berkeley has announced >> uc-berkeley has announced it is launching in his cause of phonics loosely for an undocumented students on campus. the dreamers fund will start with a $1 million donation from the alan walter haas jr. foundation. undocumented students in california are eligible for some states but a scholarship programs that are eligible for federal refinance financial aid. the $1 million we paid out undocumented students over the course of five to 10 years. san jose ranked atop nationally and rising home prices. according to the net federal housing finance agency home prices down over 3.4% in the third quarter of 2011 and 2012. that is of advise and innate rise in the nation. cities that sought even higher increases included bakersfield, of phoenix and boise. >> a little bit of a wait for you but we will be right back. he and i'm storm tracker 4 we have showers out there this morning. there is some sprinkle over night as well so your ride this morning was a damn one. the rain is not happy but it is bringing in sp
increase the protein with people who have muscle wasting diseases including cancer. >>> researchers at uc berkeley have pinpointed a gene that helps turn carbohydrates into fat. when it was disabled in mice, it did not turn into fat. it's significant because it may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes. >>> a lawsuit is taking aim at what one group says are dangerous chemicals and products for infants and kids. baby product ares sold by major retailers contain unsafe levels of a flame retardant called trip. the legal move is a good way to get the companies attention. >> we have opened a dialogue with these companies and let them know we will have legal standing to sue them if they don't take action. companies during those 60 day call us and say hey, let's figure this out together. >> michael green shows studies that children have the highest levels o of flame retardants in their body. >>> today is pearl harbor day. it was 71 years ago that japan attacked the u.s. military base in hawaii pulling the country into world war ii. more than 2100 americans were killed on this day. 7:55
. there was a report in the paper today from the bay area council study and uc berkeley study there is a great multiplying effect happening right now with jobs created but i'm wondering if the city having greater or in the water to make sure that we are building a pipeline between long-term local residents especially comments of color with jobs in the tech center would be something that we look at possibly, but that's an interest i have. there is an example in our packet that talks about looking at trees and the issue of relinquishment right now in san francisco and tip -- stipically before a progress issue and it's a burden to be responsible to take care of trees. is there a way to reestablishing foresteration program and tree maintenance program in san francisco and part of work force development. that to me is an interesting idea and cuts across the politics in the city. that was an example provided in our packet. i am also interested in the municipal bank idea that is also an example in the packet. i believe if we have greater control over our public dollars to do community investments
.]5)q now, requiring passengers to turn devices off during takeoff and landing. >> researchers in uc berkeley studying the way our body converts carbohydrates into fat found a gene contributing to fatty liver disease. and is a result of a diet filled with carbs. three quarters of obese people and a third of the americans have fatty liver disease. that now has potential to target drugs, treat diabetes and fatty liver disease. the study published online. >>> a german study finds women 35 ask younger develop a different kind of breast cancer. researchers studied 9,000 women. they found tumors in younger women were more aggressive suggesting they receive chemotherapy before surgery. >> let's move on to talk about the weekend weather. it's arrived. >> and sandhya is bundled up. no umbrella there. >> you think boy not have my coat and gloves on a night like this? it's getting cold up here, high clouds towards embarcadero. they're thin and whisp -- wisky. i want to show you our camera. taking a look at after glow of the sunset at 4:51 tonight. yesterday earlier of the year. and check out i
at princeton briefly, i taught at u.c. berkeley, university of pittsburgh, for a year i was at the hebrew university at jerusalem and currently at boston unive >> you have? >> yes, indeed. >> i got my degree in '79. >> you're the professor of the appreciation of scripture, you've been doing that for what? >> since '90. >> for nine years. three books to your credit? >> that's true. >> i notice that you retreated from some of your statements from your first book, "jesus of nazareth, king of the jews." what changed in the 11 years between the publication of these two books. >> my first book was "from jesus to christ." and that was published in 1988. and "jesus of nazareth" was published a few months ago. what changed is time elapsed, i continued to work in the field and learned more. >> isn't it the all-important question of why jesus was killed, you now believe he represented a limited threat to public order during the festival of passover rather than a major threat to roman rule? >> i don't think anybody thinks he, including pileate that jesus represented a major threat to roman rule. >> w
we pledged the fraternity at uc berkeley in 1978. i want to first thank chris's family for allowing me the honor of speaking today as we celebrate chris's amazing life. i look at this crowd. i try to figure out how much he achieved so much while making personal and professional connections and lifelong friends all over the world. this beautiful light-filled rotunda is
of examples from the uc berkeley archives in that regard. his typewriter. chris arrived at cal with a beautiful, fancy electric typewriter, a covetted object in that prelaptop and prepc era. chris decided that beautiful machine was too bulky and didn't like being tethered to an electrical outlet. one day he traded it for a little olivetti manual. he was so proud. he loved the tactile sense of klaking away, which he did well. he created great works. the next topic are shoes. as enlightened members of the ato fraternity, our class came up with an idea to have a great gatsby party every year. this was a major event where we had a band, pond and duck. chris wanted to dress the part and was delighted to find a snazzy pair of gaudy wing tips. he seemed undeterred by the fact these were golf spikes and that even after i mentioned to him that he would literally be cutting a rug if he wore those things, he bought them any way and unscrewed the spikes and danced up a storm. the floors needed refinishing any way. chris was one of the first people i knew in the prestarbucks era who bought
here. >>> uc berkeley is announcing the single biggest scholarship gift to help undocketmented students. today, the ut -- today, the university posted that the fund is giving the university $1 million to be used exclusively for undocument emergencied students. there will about -- there are about 200 students who qualify right now. the money will also be used to help future students. the students find they are priced out of college because any are not eligible for grants or loans. >>> major changes at the bay bridge. >>> and 49ers' tight end vernon davis showcases his talents off the field and this is for a good cause. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday." safeway. ingredients for life. >>> stock markets coming back to live, following hopeful signs of progress and budget talks being held in washington. it's come back a little bit. it was up
's anti-gay. we are joined live from u.c. berkeley where some students are raising those concerns. >> that's right, carolyn. some students say the salvation army is anti-gay so they don't want the charity on their campus and they don't want their fellow students supporting it. it's actually a push by the student senate that bans the bell ringers on the campus this holiday season. that's after they accused them of discriminating against gay and lesbians in their shelter. last summer an official with the charity told a talk show that according to scripture, gays must die. now students here want two closing donation boxes removed from in front of a campus dorm. cal students we spoke with have mixed reaction to the proposed ban. >> it doesn't mean i always send stuff to the salvation army, we've been kind of supportive of that but i didn't know they were anti-gay or homophobic so that's makes it questionable. >> donating to the salvation army doesn't mean your prejudiced against gays and lesbians, it just means you want to help people. >> in a statement to abc7 news, the charity says, quote, t
throughout california. >>> uc berkeley stirs up new controversy can scholarship fun for undocumented students. -- fund for undocumented students. >>> hundreds of dead squid wash up onshore, video and >>> good morning. the day you have been waiting for if you like change in your weather. thank for joining us. >> say your name! >> i'm eric thomas. >> almost forgot. >> if you get your kids ready for school this morning, bundle up. >> along the coast they will need the wet weather gear after 5:00 the best chance of rain will hit the bay area. here's a look at live doppler, quiet, fog in the north bay valleys stretching into the delta watch out for that temperatures are coolest in the north bay and east bay, upper 30s to low 40s there rest of us in the mid 40s to low 50s around the bay and out to the coast. this afternoon, low to mid 50s at the coast, mid 50s to low 60s for the rest of us. dry during the daylight hours. >>> no fog at san mateo bridge looking good towards foster city, westbound towards the highrise you can see the traffic is flowing nicely, both directions no issues, 13 to 14 minut
a threat. >> if you work hard and you get into uc berkeley now you have to court. >> the new letter to parents and what the school said about the principal's actions. tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. >>> boy check that out. a massive pipeline explosion destroyed at least four homes in sisso nville west virginia. incredibly no one was killed. the flames shot 50 to 75 feet into the air for about an hour before crews finally shut off the flow of gas. the explosion of a 20-inch transmission line also melted a section of an interstate highway. the fear now is of a possible second tear explosion so residents are being told to be ready to evacuate. >>> we have an update now on the developing news out of portland oregon where a gunman opened fire at a mall southeast of the downtown area. this is a live picture now of the town center where at least one person is dead. a second might be. and as many as 20 people may have been injured. witnesses say the gunman was carried an assault rifle an entered the mall through a macy's store then went to the food court area that's where the shooti
on our san francisco police department, officer philip welsh. he graduated from st. ignatious and uc berkeley and served our city for 18 years. most recently he covered the beat in my district in north beach where he worked closely with our district residents and community members to ensure public safety in our neighborhoods. among his colleagues, as anyone who interacted with him would know he was known as a very friendly face, voice and protector of our community. i want to recognize officer welsh for his work in protecting our residents and express deep condolences to his family, particularly his children. he will be remember by colleagues and community or his service. i also want to recognize the passing of a friend and a fellow public servant, teresa burke. for the last decade she served as an analyst at the public utilities commission in addition to her work on complicated legislation she was greatly respected by her colleagues for her work advocating consumer interest in securing grant opportunities for new initiatives and serving as the departmental liaison on climate change
at uc berkeley at the institute of transportation studies. i have carpooled a few times, but i have taken bart daily and i'm very much able to represent the interest of the bart riders. i frequently walk in the neighborhood. i walk from my home to ocean avenue to patronize the merchants on ocean avenue. in my work at the institute of transportation studies i manage one of the largest collection of transportation information in the country. i routinely provide access on transportation to transportation agencies and practicioners. pedestrians, bicyclists, land use, complete e streets and transit-oriented development. i have been active in the neighborhood association, including representing that group before meetings involving balboa park. i would welcome the opportunity to utilize my experience as a member of the community advisory committee. >> thank you. next we have richard james hogan. and then after richard we have david mauroff. >> good afternoon board, how are you doing today? so i go to san francisco state university. i am treasurer of the pre-law society and i am vice pr
: a lot more to bring you. cal announces the new football coach for u.c. berkeley. plus the economic problem with proposition 30 what voters passed last month. a driving perk for lawmakers went away but not before some elected officials passed the buck to taxpayers. that story and tonight, dogs usually chase cars but it turns out they can drive them, too. we'll get those pictures. also here. ♪ >> look back at the career of a bay area legend [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday." safeway. ingredients for life. >> dan: we are getting an idea about the possible long term impact, the tax increases voters approved in proposition 30 could have on our state's economy. nannette miranda has the story tonight from sacramento. >> gover
a difference in the lives of others. let's get started at capella.edu . >>> uc berkeley stirs up new controversy with a scholarship fund for undocumented students. >>> new questions over whether an aging pilot or troubled plane may have been behind the crash. >>> tracking rain and cooler weather i'll tell you when. sunny and warm in the southwest. showers along the southeast coast. >>> finally from us today, helping a hero who's moving on with his life. he is 1 of the more than 200,000 troops retiring from the military this year. >> now, he's getting some help from a hollywood heavyweight. bob woodruff reports as part of our new series, "standing up for heroes." >> reporter: 32-year-old gabriel posey, a staff sergeant in the army, just returned from the sands of afghanistan. but now, here in los angeles, he's about to get a huge surprise. what he knows is that he's been matched up with a mentor to help him get a start in the field he dreamed about much of his life. screen writing. what he doesn't know is that his mentor is one of the biggest names in hollywood. >> your brothers were
bargaining position. today, fish wholesaler as agreed to continue to paying $3 a pound. >>zo]fv uc berkeley announced a scholarship to fund undocumented students. this streamer -- dreamers fund will help 200 cal students that will not ordinarily qualify for grants. not everyone is happy about the fund. abc 7 news education reporter will have both sides of the controversy on abc 7 news at 5:00 and tonight at 6:00. >> san francisco 49ers announced a team with sony. >> yes. here is a look at what it will mean for fans. >> happening now, it will give fans a unique experience. this is one example of what #@!<5ñ company is bring together table or in this case, the this is the version on display in the sony store. there will be 2500 monitors throughout the new facility, giving fans a few four times higher resolution than standard hdtv. >> you can imagine this is throughout the stadium giving fans replays.y and when referees had knit realtime. >> the ceo long said the"e0ç stadium is not just about big screen buzz a software driven, state of the art network. fans won't need tv screens, because the
wet weather is on the way. >> a history making gift to uc berkeley tonight. a million dollar endowment to help undocumented students make it through college. >> high tech feature promise to make the 49ers new stadium a state of the art experience.zy >> and here is the scene now in a shopping center. dozens of gunshots rang out today a mall filled with holiday shoppers. you're looking live. >> witnesses describe the scene inside of the mall as terrifying. here is a live picture over the clackamas town center. 100 officers are looking for evidence and answers. just updated reporters minutes ago saying three people are now confirmed dead, one, the gunman. two others presumably, shoppers. this started around 3:30 this afternoon. scores of people started calling 911 reporting someone opened fire around the food court area by macy's. >> police say the gunman had some sort of assault rifle. witnesses say he was wearing body armor. police say they have no idea what the motive was. witnesses rrt hearing dozens of shots. some say, 60 or more, police confirmed the gunman is dead and there is no l
in 2009 but it was vetoed by then governor schwarzenegger. governor jerry brown voted against paying uc berkeley's new chancellor $50,000 more than his predecessor. >>> the national memorial for united flight 93 near shanksville, pennsylvania, has been open for a year. it still needs had millions in donations to be finished. operators of the park say they're $5 million short of what they need to complete the site and build an education center there. 46 people flying on september 11th from newark, newark, to san francisco were killed when flight 93 crashed in that field. the families say they're hoping for a boost from private donors including fortune 500 companies. >> i feel nothing but peace when i'm at the site, when i'm stand oughted sacred ground. >> 450,000 people have already visited the memorial. >>> has our obsession with cell phones risen to the level of an addiction? some researchers say yes. they say factors such as materialism and impulsiveness play a big role in tipping cell phone use into an addiction especially when phones are used excessively in public. that's when we're
growing. >>> and researchers at uc berkeley have pinpointed a gene that helps turn carbohydrates into fat. cashes did not -- carb is did not turn into fat. it may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes. >>> justin bieber must be thinking that the recording academy just doesn't like him. the 18-year-old pop star was not nominated for his album believe or any singles. his manager scooter went off about it on twitter, say grammy board blew it and that bieber deserved to be recognized. >> sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. >> he's doing okay, though. >>> they are in the holiday spirit in washington with the national christmas tree lighting on the white house lawn. >> the first family was on hand to welcome santa claus into town ♪ for goodness sakes ♪ >> i like him better doing al green. the christmas tree is a 28-foot spruce and from what state is that from colorado. >> decorated with bright green lights and stars. it was transplanted a couple months ago after the old tree died. and disney princesses star in this holiday lights display. this is at walnut creek. you can find t
intelligence at ucs berkeley, but you can take it for free on the worldwide web. >> he got a job with a palo alto on-line advertising company after he completed six on-line courses in five months. >> thinking about it is that no one really pays too much attention to credentials and people are interested in what you know and what you can do. >> it's like coming out west in the gold era. >> reporter: professor dublin, who tempes an intro to math class at stanford, which is also available free on-line, says this is unchartered territory. >> i have student as young as 14 and into their 80s. >> reporter: they are called massive open on-line course and at stanford three moocs were offered this. >> hanna isn't sure how she feels about people getting for free what she pays top dollar for. >> a little frustrating since i'm paying so much. >> reporter: these are some of the companies that offer classes. tamir says audis saved him about $15,000. >> i might have taken aboutia year to get something comparable. >> reporter: professor dublin says these do not lead to a college degree. >> it's a buye
. and the salvation army is at the center of a controversy at u.c. berkeley. why some students want to ban collection boxes on campus. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. m
at u.c. berkeley say that the salvation army is anti-guy, critting what they say is years of discrimination, including an interview where they said the salvation army said, quote, according to scripture, gays must die." so they don't want them on campus and don't want their fellow students supporting it. it started by banning salvation army bell ringers on campus this holiday season. that came after they said they discriminated against lgbt groups. now they want donation boxes removed from the dorms. they have mixed reaction against the push. >> we've been kind of supportive of that, but i didn't know that they were anti-gay or homophobic so that kind of makes it questionable. >> donating to the salvation army doesn't mean that you are prejudice against gays and lesbians. it just means you want to help people. >> in a statement to the news the charity said, quote, the salvation army believes all people are equal, regardless of sexual orientation. we firmly oppose mistreatment of lgbt persons. it ultimately will be up to university officials to decide whether to ban those t
of a controversy at uc berkeley. cal students are calling for a ban of the salvation army on campus, after allegations of being insensitive to lesbians and transgenders surfaced online. student leaders passed a billow posing the organization. university officials are considering a campus-wide ban of the group. the salvation army denies all of those allegations in recent statements. >>> funeral services are being held this weekend for two teenage girls shot to death in east oakland. 15-year-old raquel gerstel and 16-year-old bobby sartain were best friends. they were shot two weeks ago near brooke dale park. police have not made any arrests. services for raquel happen today at 11:00 this morning at cooper's mortuary on fruitvale avenue. >>> the man accused of killing sierra lamar will be arraign order new charges tomorrow. antolin garcia-torres has now been accused of three other attempted kidnappings. the 21-year-old was charged last month in connection to those assaults. the incidents took place back in 2009, all in safeway parking lots. garcia-torres was employed at the safeway in morgan
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